Congratulations to Bill and Scarlett Stough on celebrating 50 years of marriage together! The delay in getting this month's issue was partially due to the preparation and celebration of their anniversary.
I was not at Bill and Scarlett's wedding, but part of the traditional marriage vows states, "for richer, for poorer". If either Bill or Scarlett had the Love of Money more than the love of our Lord God, I doubt their marriage would have lasted these past 50 years.
They have both shared stories with me about when times were hard financially. They have demonstrated an example of Godliness with Contentment. Both Bill and Scarlett have stored up Treasures in Heaven, while enjoying the blessing of the marriage they were given. They have often demonstrated hospitality and always have Something to Share with others.
Come join us this month as we examine Godliness with Contentment.
P.S. I wanted to share a photo of a part of the decorations which tied in with this month's theme.
Jesus taught we cannot serve both God and material wealth: ...more
How can money become a master replacing God? Is this a problem only for those who have money? If not, why not? ...more
Jesus taught us, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth," but instead, "store up for yourselves treasures in heaven" (Matthew 6:19, 20). ...more
While the scriptures exhort us to avoid provoking an angry response in others, especially our children (Ephesians 6:4), scripture also exhorts us to not allow ourselves to be easily provoked (1 Corinthians 13:5). ... more
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Volume 15 Issue 08
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